Whether we’re drawn to the cheerful colours, quirky design details or just a sense of nostalgia, retro products are becoming increasingly popular in our homes. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from if you like to give a nod to times gone by.


Searching for everything from retro microwaves and fridge-freezers to lamps and chairs, we’ve scoured online stores to find our favourite items with a vintage vibe.

Here, we’re revealing the best retro kettles on our wish lists, which span iconic, high-end brands as well as chic yet affordable high-street options. Perfect for adding flair to your coffee station and your retro-styled kitchen

7 of the best retro kettles for your kitchen

Smeg 0.8L Retro Kettle

Smeg KLF05WHUK Retro Kettle

We couldn’t start a list of retro kettles without giving Smeg a mention. The famous brand creates sleek kitchen appliances with cool retro aesthetics, so they’d fit in almost any kitchen, whether it has modern or more old-fashioned style.

You have plenty of choice when it comes to selecting a Smeg kettle, as they come in a range of colours and sizes.

We’ve selected this neat 0.8L version in white, which can make up to three cups of water - perfect for compact kitchens. But you could upgrade to the larger 1.7L ‘original’ model and get it in black, red, cream or one of the pastel shades.

Swan Retro 1.8 Litre Dome Kettle

Swan Retro 1.8 Litre Dome Kettle, Cream

Swan has a great catalogue of vintage-inspired kitchen appliances, so its website is worth a look if you’re after that retro feel. This funky kettle can hold up to 1.8L of water, enough to make eight cups of your favourite brew with just one boil.

Standout features include the retro dome-shaped body and sparkling chrome handle, which will look smart on your worktop.

Thanks to Swan’s large selection of retro kettles, you can buy this design in black, grey or cream, as well as a range of pastel tones including pink and purple.

Venture Cream Pyramid Kettle

Venture Cream Pyramid Kettle

Thanks to their nostalgic design with the handle at the top, pyramid-style kettles are familiar favourites in our homes. If you’re after an understated option with a fairly minimal look, try this one from Morphy Richards.

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Combining a cream-coloured body with a black base and handle, this kettle provides subtle style and should fit in well in most kitchens.

Pair the retro kettle with the matching toaster for a uniform look.

Retro 1.7L Seafoam Jug Kettle

Retro 1.7L 3KW Seafoam Jug Kettle and grey mug on a kitchen worktop

Kettles don’t get much cuter than this. From its sleek top handle to the subdued ‘seafoam’ tone of the exterior, we love everything about this aesthetically-pleasing appliance.

The retro kettle can boil up to seven cups of water at once and you’ll be able to watch the temperature rise up on the quirky dial at the front.

To complete the look, why not treat yourself to the matching microwave and toaster? Get them in the same ‘seafoam’ colour or try the grey, cream, black or pink versions.

Dunelm 1.7L Grey Country Kettle

Churchgate Chilcote Country Grey Kettle 1.7L

If it weren’t for its subtle on/off switch, you might not even realise this is an electric kettle. With its Scandi-style wood detailing, it would fit perfectly in homes with a relaxed, country feel.

Although this retro kettle may look relatively unassuming on your worktop, it can hold 1.7L of water, which should be enough for you and any guests you invite round.

Swan 1.5 Litre Retro Jug Kettle

Swan 1.5 Litre Retro Jug Kettle

We couldn’t resist putting in another one of Swan’s retro kettle designs. Unlike the domed model above, this one features an upright design, making it easy to pour when there’s lots of water inside.

This pastel blue version will add a fresh, summery touch to any kitchen, and you can team it with the matching toaster and microwave if you need the full set.

Tower Bottega 1.7L Kettle

Tower Bottega 1.7-Litre Trad Kettle

If you’re ready to go all-out on retro styling, try this kettle from Tower. With a sleek black body and rose-gold detailing, it’ll certainly make a statement in your kitchen.

Thanks to its 1.7L capacity, it's practical as well as pretty. And the unusual temperature gauge on the front adds to its quirky style.


For more inspiration on getting the vintage look in your home, check out our guide to creating your perfect retro kitchen.


Alice TufferyDigital Writer

Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.